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Yasiin Bey, AKA Mos Def, to Headline Flow Festival

posted by Dan Murphy on June 04, 2014

Yasiin Bey via the artist

Helsinki, Finland -- It was announced today that Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, will perform at the 2014 edition of Flow Festival. He'll join previously announced headliners Outkast, The National, Janelle Monae, and The Horrors. 

The festival also revealed the addition of three jazz acts including the US-based Roy Hargrove Quintet as well as Finnish groups Mopo and Antti Lötjönen Quartet East, all of whom will grace the Balloon 360° Stage. 

After a year of living in South Africa, Yassin Bey was forced to cancel his entire US tour due to "emigration issues" as The Guardian reported last month. Hopefully, the Finnish Immigration Service is a bit more lenient. 

Flow Festival will take place August 8-10, and tickets are currently on-sale with three-day passes going for €159, two-day for €135, and single-day for €89. If you're heading to Helsinki this year, be sure to check out our Flow Festival Guide for some travel and festival insights as well as the best places to eat, sleep, shop, party, and explore around the town. 

Friday Lineup: Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, Paul Kalkbrenner, Pusha T, Bonobo, Darkside, Nina Persson, Jon Hopkins, Jenny Wilson, Charli XCX, Tinariwen, Risto, Magenta Skycode, Mirel Wagner, DJ Kridlokk, Phantom, Joose Keskitalo, Peanut Butter Wolf (DJ Set), Evian Christ (DJ Set), Ceephax Acid Crew, I-F (Intergalactic Fm, Viewlexx, Murdercapital) (DJ Set), Ron Morelli (DJ Set), Katerina (DJ Set), Sasse & Jori Hulkkonen (DJ Set), Phantom, Ballet School, Aksim, Riitaoja, Roy Hargrove Quintet

Saturday Lineup: The National, The Horrors, Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine, Bill Callahan, Jamie xx, Kavinsky (Outrun Live), Little Dragon, Les Ambassadeurs feat. Salif Keita, Amadou Bagayoko & Cheick Tidiane Seck, Joey Bada$$, Mø, FKA Twigs, James Holden, Marissa Nadler, Poliça, Siinai, Noah Kin, Aivovuoto, Sound & Fury, Young Marco (DJ Set), Fred P (DJ Set), Illum Sphere (DJ Set), Didier (DJ Set), Trevor Deep Jr (DJ Set), Samuli Kemppi, Aivovuoto, Teksti-TV 666, Paperi T & KHID, Katujen äänet, Mr Peter Hayden, Shivan Dragn, Mopo

Sunday Lineup: Outkast, Janelle Monáe, Die Antwoord, Slowdive, Action Bronson, Blood Orange, Real Estate, Jungle, Mac DeMarco, Kakkmaddafakka, Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri, Nyt Kolisee (Live), Iisa, Tuomo, Sin Cos Tan, Eurocrack, Pietarin Spektaakkeli, Death Hawks, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Machinedrum (DJ Set), Mark Ernestus (DJ Set), Tama Sumo (DJ Set), Optimo (DJ Set), Baris K (DJ Set), Jaakko Eino, Kalevi, Big Ups, Beastmilk, Death Hawks, Gim Kordon, Rauhatäti, Antti Lötjönen Quartet East

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